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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 12, 2012 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

Ha ha ! Written in an era when Classical Music was a healthy institution . Same spirt as "A Night At the Opera', and all those great Warner cartoons poke fun at the stuffiness of the music establishment of the time . As they said in the Punk era, "Fuck art, let's dance".
These days , when Classical ( and Jazz for that matter) is on the run, and devalued in our culture, if I think about it too closely... Ludwig, and Peter Ilyich, have rolled almost out of musical sight , But it is still a great Rock anthem. and the man is one of the greatest writers in R&R ever ...
Even though Chuck a pain in the ass (read Keith's book on this show), and a scuzzy fuck .

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 12, 2012 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

I was fortunate enough to live in Prague for about 6 years and got tons of exposure to great live classical music on a real frequent basis for not much cash at all. I miss it. Here in the states, it's just a different deal.

"scuzzy fuck" - what, you got a problem with hidden bathroom cams in the man's own restaurant? Or some even more disturbing things I won't mention...

I did read Keith's book. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 12, 2012 5:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: U.S. 72!

Chuck is a creepy guy . I read his book and where most autobiographies make you feel better about the author (say, the Keith book, with some caveats), Berry's made me like him less . And the bathroom cams, and his "disturbing things", reinforce that opinion .
But he still is a giant of pop music .
It is funny, 3 of the remaining 50's greats, are all people you would not want as neighbors . Chuck - sleezebag, Little Richard - crazy , Jerry Lee - dangerous, and "vile" . Like your records guys , but please live in another state .